If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.
EMILE ZOLA

Ten years too late, it’s good riddance to wind farms – one of the most dangerous delusions of our age

Christopher Booker UK

"I have been following this (wind turbine) extraordinary story for ten years ever since, in 2002, I first began looking carefully at what really lay behind this deceptive obsession with the charms of wind power. It didn’t take me long, talking to experts and reading up on the technical facts, to see that the fashionable enthusiasm for wind energy was based on a colossal illusion. I first warned about what I called ‘the greatest mistake in our history’ in an article in the Mail almost ten years ago.
I described the claim that it would be the answer to all our future energy problems as a catastrophic failure of judgment. I feared that windpower was stupendously inefficient and ludicrously expensive and that by falling for the greatest energy hoax of our time, the Labour government could be consigning Britain to a very dark future. So unreliable are wind turbines — thanks to the wind’s constant vagaries — that they are one of the most inefficient means of producing electricity ever devised."


"The erection of a wind turbine creates apprehension in the general public, which makes the property less desirable and thus diminishes the prices of neighbouring property...” “Continuing scientific uncertainty over the adverse health consequences of wind turbines only serves to perpetuate the debilitating effect of wind turbines on property prices.”
Ben Lansink, Appraiser

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9 November 2012

 

Reasons for Judgement

  1. These are property proceedings in which the major issue is the valuation of three blocks of rural land owned by the parties in the [E] area, on which they operated a farming business.  The parties have agreed to sell two of the blocks.  The husband would like to retain the third block and continue living in the former matrimonial home which the parties built on it.  He would also like to continue operating the farming business.
  2. Determining the value of the land is complicated by the fact that a wind farm is proposed to be built close to the western edge of the property.  There has been vigorous opposition to the wind farm project by the parties and others in the area.  The expert valuation of the three blocks of land varies significantly depending on whether or not it is assumed the proposed wind farm will go ahead.
  3. Another significant area of dispute in the proceedings is the extent to which the parties benefited by obtaining finance from the wife’s parents to purchase the land, rather than utilising a commercial loan from a bank.

 

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